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June 29, 2017


Morton Marcus

A perpetual problem. My columns go out with a suggested headline, but I know the actual headline used by any given paper will be different. The papers have space considerations which override anything I suggest. In addition, headline writers often read only the first two paragraphs to get what they hope is the gist of the story. In some cases there is mischief afoot, but we can not know how much of the obvious misdirection is intentional.

Jim Fuquay

I have called out Maureen Groppe, Indy Star Washington Bureau, on a couple of occasions because the headline accompanying her article were inconsistent with the content of her story. She told me that editors usually have the final say on a headline. Accordingly, I wrote to the Star editors and received no response.

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